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    April 16, 2013
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security remains incredibly tight all over boston this evening, with a strong military presence at the marathon finish line. meanwhile, we are learning more about the victims who died. the first identified as 8-year-old martin richard, killed while watching the race with his family. neighbors described him as an average little boy who liked to play ball with his brother in the back yard. his mother and 6-year-old sister were seriously wounded. and a second victim identified this evening was krystle campbell of medford, massachusetts, a 29-year-old restaurant manager who went to watch the race with her best friend. still no word on the identity of the third person killed. and a teacher from the baltimore area is among the injured. erika brannock is a native, she sustained injuries to her legs and feet and is enduring a
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second operation today. her husband and sister were with her at the race today. the three were there to see her mother run the race. and right now, authorities gathering in boston. there will be a news conference any moment with an update on the investigation. we'll bring it to you tonight. we have team coverage. news team tom sherwood has more on the story. we begin tonight with shamari stone, live up in boston. >> reporter: well, the fbi is leading this investigation, focused on this area right over here. you see there the road closed. we're here at exeter and newbury street. the state investigators walked in and out of the perimeter, the closest point to the finish line. >> reporter: how are you feeling right now? >> a little numb. >> reporter: she hides the uneasiness behind sunglasses after yesterday's explosions after the boston marathon.
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>> something you would want to celebrate having run a personal record, and then -- some senseless tragedy like this, it is just sad. >> reporter: right now, security is heightened as the police, the atf and fbi investigate. this group wears white suits so they don't contaminate more than the ten-square blocks crime scene. the perimeter is locked down and roads are closed. >> it certainly is something i have seen before, it makes you scared. but there is a comfort level at the same time. >> relieved that everybody is out here helping. >> reporter: the officials say they believe both bombs were hidden inside the backpacks like this one right here, discarded like personal property. they believe the bombs were triggered by a device, like a cell phone. three were killed, 8-year-old martin richard among them. >> the worst thing that could happen is we could find out who
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did it. that would just say they could get away with this. >> reporter: now, we're approximately a block away from the finish line. you can see right over there, there is a man dressed in a blue suit. that is a suit to protect himself, so he doesn't contaminate any evidence around here. now the roads are closed, coming up here at 6:00, we'll show you a road closed. people are playing instruments and putting down flags to pay tribute to the victims. and president obama ordered the white house flag lowered to half staff today to honor those hurt in the explosions. and he also asserted the nation's strength in the face of this tragedy. american people refused to be terrorized. because what we saw yesterday in the aftermath, the stories were of kindness, generosity, and
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love. the exhausted runners who kept running to the hospital to give blood. and those who stayed to tend the wounded, some tearing off their clothes to make tourniquets, and the men and women still treating them at some of the best hospitals. so if you want to know who we are, and america is, and how we respond to evil, that is it, selflessly, compassionately. and cars were towed from the streets around pennsylvania avenue, ahead of the emancipation day parade. more on how the country is reacting. >> reporter: jim, the nation's capitol is home to all sorts of big public events and places. today was just a little
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different. from quiet moments at the korean war memorial, tourists at the nation's capitol were acutely aware regarding the bombing. but there was resolution not to give in to fear. >> reporter: any concerns after an event like yesterday? >> well, we were just a little bit concerned. some of our relatives from back home were calling us. it is such a sad thing that happened. and it is just awful. but like you said, you know, we go from day to day. >> reporter: it shocked some tourists when they shut down the lincoln memorial for a security sweep and security test. there was no security incident. and soon enough, the popular monument was opened again and tourists swarmed the famous steps. resolute here, too, that terror would not cancel their spirits. >> americans are not built that
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way. >> reporter: and the annual d.c. emancipation day parade swept down pennsylvania avenue. police and public safety officers were on watch. but thankfully, there was no real sense of a security lockdown here either that would spoil the day. >> well, of course, you have to be concerned about security all the time in the nueces's capitol. but you know, we're resilient. we're always prepared. >> reporter: onlookers taking a break for lunch said the parade was the right place to be this day after a terror incident. >> i send all of my prayers to them and everything. my sympathy. but nothing -- i mean, life is life and we just have to get ahold of it, that is all. >> reporter: now the street festival behind me as part of the parade continues here until 8:30 tonight. in downtown washington, tom sherwood, news 4. and the attack in boston is prompting heightened security as the transportation hubs in our area.
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you may notice more visible security on metro trains and at metro stations. metro tells news 4 the heightened security is likely to stay in place until they know a lot more about the bombing in boston. the security is increased at the airport. and new york's la guardia airport is back up to full speed after heightened security precautions led to a false alarm there this morning. this is what it looked like during an evacuation of the upper level of the airport's central terminal building. they saw wires coming out of the light fixture and called police. the wires did not turn out to be a problem. stay with us for continuing coverage of the situation and the investigation in boston. coming up at 5:30, news 4's mike segraves talked about the explosion and the panic on video as he waited for his wife and daughter to cross the finish line. as we promised right now, law enforcement is holding a news conference right now. first, the governor of massachusetts. >> the recovery, and any of us
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are available to take questions from any of you. so let me start with special agent here. >> good afternoon, my name is rick delauris. yesterday at this time the effort was on saving lives and treating the injured. as soon as important tasks were completed, first responders focused on establishing the criminal investigation. the joint task force composed of more than 30 state and local and federal agencies, including the boston state police, the massachusetts state police, atf, and others responded to the scene. many of them were already there as part of the general security for the marathon already in place. the first step law enforcement took was to secure the physical area around the blast for the
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purpose of preserving the evidence in the area related to the devices itself. this morning, the fbi, along with boston pd, massachusetts state police and atf officially began the forensic evidence recovery at the site. their goal was to recover physical items related to the blast. those items have been recovered, and are being sent to the fbi's laboratory in quantico, virginia. the examiners there will reconstruct the device and determine the makeup and components. among the items recovered are pieces of black nylon which could be pieces of a backpack, and what appeared to be fragments of bee-bee's and nails partially contained in the device. we are delivering this to our lab in virginia for a complete authnd and, thorough analysis. in addition, the items were
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placed in a dark colored nylon backpack. the bag would have been heavy because of the components believed to be in it. at this point it is difficult to determine the specific components used until we can eliminate the other factors present in the environment. in fact, we wouldn't know with some certainty until the laboratory completes its final review. away from the scene yesterday afternoon, the jttf began its investigation. immediately after the bombing, the fbi initiated a command post. those assigned to the jttf intelligence analysts and other personnel from every state, local and federal government agency associated with jttf, and many others on their own's including boston pd and mass state police, more than a thousand law enforcement officers across many agencies have been assigned to this investigation via the command post. they began to canvass sources
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and conduct interviews with others to determine who was responsible for this crime. we are doing this methodically and carefully. all across the nation and around the world, the force of the united states is working hard to locate those responsible. already, the fbi has received more than 2,000 tips as of noon today, many of which have already been reviewed, analyzed and vetted. we will continue to work around the clock tirelessly side by side with our partners to continue to investigate and act on these leads. regarding who may be suspected of this event, the investigation is in its infancy. as law enforcement, it is our responsibility to thoroughly review each and every piece of evidence. some of our activity you may see. some of it you won't. but rest assured we're getting hard to get the answers. at this time there are no claims of responsibility, and the range of suspects remains wide open. importantly, the person who did
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this is somebody's friend, neighbor, co-worker or relative. we are asking anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon, or the date of april 15th, in any way that indicated that he or she may target the event to call us. someone knows who did this. cooperation from the community will play a crucial role in this investigation. we ask that businesses review and preserve a surveillance video and other business records in their original form. we are asking the public to remain alert and alert us of the following activity. any individual who expressed a desire to target the marathon. suspicious interest in researching how to create explosive devices. the noise of explosions in remote areas prior to yesterday which may have been used as tests by those responsible for those acts. somebody who appeared to be carrying an unusually heavy,
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dark colored bag yesterday around the time of the blast and in the vicinity of the blasts. as further substantive details become available, we will further release information or hold a press conference, and tomorrow we plan to release information in the early afternoon. thank you very much, and i want to thank the public for their tremendous support in this investigation. it is crucial to our ultimate success, and i thank the residents of the city of boston, the citizens of the commonwealth of massachusetts for this information provided to us. i also want to thank the westin hotel here for the services in allowing us to use their facilities. we're very grateful for that. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> mr. mayor? >> thank you, governor. thank you all for being here once again this afternoon. as the investigation continues, and more victims are being identified, in true boston
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fashion, we are receiving many offers of help and assistance. and just earlier today, senator warren and i visited several of the victims of this tragedy. your heart goes out to them and their families during this very difficult time for them. i also want to talk about the police, the fire, the ems. all of those services and volunteers who acted quickly during this time of tragedy, also. because of the outpouring of health, we're setting up an organization. which is to collect money to help people who may need help during this time. you can call that and donate any resources you have. some of the folks have stepped up so far. john hancock, john fish, steve p p papluca, that is how boston has come together like it never came
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together before. we're all here because this tragedy is not going to stop boston. we are boston. we are one community and we will not let terror take us over. >> thank you, very much, mr. mayor, and thanks to all the donors, the inaugural donors, if you will, for the one fund boston, and those who will contribute. in the nature of contributions, the lieutenant governor and i visited a couple of hospitals this afternoon, as well. and one of the things that we had an opportunity to do is thank the extraordinary medical teams who have responded to the needs of people who were hurt. one of the things we learned is that there is a need for blood on a sustained basis. this will be -- i just want to make sure everybody understands this the way i think i understand it. do not go and make a donation today. but next week and the week after
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that there will be an ongoing need for blood donations. so members. >> massachusetts governor deval patrick, and just a moment ago the mayor of boston, tom menino, talking about how the bostonians pull together in the wake of the bombing, pulling together to contribute support and assistance. we also heard from the agent in charge there in boston, rick deslauriers. and we are hearing the range of suspects and motive is wide open at this hour. so we know very little more than we did seven or eight hours ago when we last heard from them. we heard some of the fragments are on their way to quantico. our team coverage continues after this short break,
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meanwhile, a controversy surrounding the planned appearance of the first lady at a college graduation next month. and a jury awards a prince george's county couple 90 million bucks in a lawsuit related to their daughter's death. why they pro apartment faces
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the people he is accused of spying on in court. a local college student is alive and well tonight, thanks to the quick actions of arlington firefighters. they pulled her from her bedroom today as flames came creeping in. she escaped without a burn. two of her roommates are not so lucky tonight. washington bureau reporter david culver live on dinwoody street. >> reporter: jim, i can tell you this street is not normally this crowded. a lot of folks are pulling up just to get a look at the house, which you can see back there. you can -- you can see the roof, there, they are charred. six women lived in the home there, mostly college students. two of them actually jumped from the second floor of the home to
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escape the flames. a third young woman was in the bedroom in the basement and she is alive tonight thanks to some daring firefighters. everything samantha pozo owned is given to her, her life? thanks to the first responders. >> reporter: when i look back and see the back of your home and you look at your home, what goes through your mind? >> wow. i -- it is kind of like woe. >> reporter: you can understand her feelings, when you see the pictures. neighbors say two of her classmates jumped from the second story to escape the flames. meanwhile, pozo was trap understand the basement, praying for help. >> i knew if i opened the door i would get burned like this. so i just waited until the firefighters got to me, and then they got me out. >> reporter: and pozo, in turn,
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managed to carry out her pets. while it was a emotional scene for the neighborhood, the captain is still proud of the response. >> they did a fantastic job of containing the fire and making sure that the injured people were taken care of. >> it was a good thing, the fire department did their thing and did a good job with it, well done. >> reporter: and part of reason for that quick response on behalf of the fire department is because liberterally about 100 t from where i'm standing at the corner is a fire station. that is why they got here so quickly. meanwhile, we wanted to update you on the condition of the two. the house mate told me a short while ago they're expected to be okay. as for a cause of the fire, the officials are still looking into it. reporting live, arlington, david coup culver, news 4. all right, thank you. doug is here to tell us about the glorious sunshine and all the nasty pollen. it is really nice, a lot of you need to keep your cars cleaned. all the pollen is out there, you
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know what is in your faces. you may have walked out over the past couple of days and noticed you may need a little bit of a car wash. tonight, not the best night to do it. we may see a few showers, also not a bad idea. take a look outside. it is a very, very nice afternoon. temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s, humidity not that bad. we're seeing a lot of sunshine, great filming, looking down at national harbor as we move out for tuesday evening. temperatures, 70-74 at the airport, winds out of the south at nine miles an hour. a very nice afternoon, almost ten degrees warmer than where they were yesterday as a result of the sunshine and southerly wind. the numbers in the area, 73 in gaithersburg, 76 in laplata, 82 there, cooler along the bay in annapolis. i don't expect to see much of anything in the next 12 to 24
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hours. but back to the west, pittsburgh, big-time thunderstorms here around columbus, ohio, a thunderstorm watch in the region. this frontal boundary that is up to the north is going to start to make its way down to the south. as it does then, we'll see some of us cooler during the day tomorrow. taking you through future weather, hour by hour, showers to the north. overnight, the frontal boundary is going to sit right on top of us. mild air to the north. very warm air to the south. shower activity possible. i don't think we'll see a whole lot during the day tomorrow. if you're down to the south you could see thunderstorms. speaking of the folks to the south, the difference in temperatures to the tonight, 60s in hagerstown, 80s to the south. more cloud cover during the day tomorrow. on thursday, the same frontal boundary moving right back to the north. and everybody is on the warm side. i think we'll see a few showes s
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late wednesday, early thursday, but then thursday afternoon looking pretty good. and again looking more. overnight tonight, tomorrow morning, mostly cloudy, a comfortable start. there could be some areas of fog. temperatures 55 to about 60 degrees. as we move on through the next couple of days, 76 on thursday, 80 on friday. ahead of a thunderstorm -- or rather a front that will bring us thunderstorms. some of the thunderstorms on friday night could be on the strong side. they should move out early on saturday. most of saturday should have sunshine associated with it after an early shower or two. but look at the numbers on the weekend. only in the low 60s, a little bit of a chilly weekend after the 80 degree temperature on friday. >> all right, doug, thank you. and the virginia tech shooting. >> this nation has not forgotten and will not forget. >> six years ago today, 32 people were killed in a rampage on the virginia tech campus.
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many are renewing their calls to stop gun violence. the virginia tech shooting also put a spotlight on campus alert systems. now, one of the survivors of the shooting is putting her name behind a new campus safety app. the software was developed by a northern company. >> reporter: you're looking at a newly developed campus safety app that is being tested at about ten schools across the country right now. this has been developed by a group of northern virginia entrepreneurs and recently won the endorsement of virginia tech shooting victim, christina anderson. we talked to her by skype. >> this would alert us in advance, at least they would have the tools to kind of share that information and pictures and tips. >> reporter: since the virginia tech shooting nearly all campuses have instituted a type
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of alert system. and there is always the conventional means of calling for help, but others say this offers a two-way conversation with the campus officials. >> reporter: from their offices, they say a ceo used an ipad to show how students would use the app on the phone. if students want to report an incident, a series of icons appear. >> you can type in notes for law enforcement. you can decide to include pictures or video evidence. >> reporter: the student then gets to decide whether to send the tip to police anonymously. if not, police get a report complete with their contact information, profile, even emergency contact. another feature is this map showing any incidents that occurred in or around campus. he says the live safe app goal is to remove issues students might have to avoid contact with law enforcement. >> we're trying to empower people to share information, it will be easier for them to share
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in a risk-free way with law enforcement for their school, hopefully to prevent crimes and help solve crimes faster. >> reporter: they hope to make it more widely available by summer. in virginia, julie cary, news 4. coming up at 6:00, you wille hear what some local college students think of the app. and when we come right back jvz& we'll hear his story. also this evening, a man arrested for making secret recordings of women he renteds house to, facing the women in course. if the bus didn't come, she would be graduating this year and going to prom this year. also the grief was staggering. one hundred days after us senate starts to act are coming together background checks the second amendment hands of dangerous criminals. ninety percent of america background checks. urge them to join comprehensive background checks. demand action. now. speat
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tonight on a $90 million verdict in her favor. the latest now on the terror attack in boston, president obama plans to travel to boston on thursday for the city's innerfaith prayer service in the
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wake of yesterday's terror attack. massachusetts's governor, deval patrick announced just moments ago in the fbi press conference you just heard. authorities still have no suspects in custody. they continue to ask for the public's help, asking for anybody with tips, photos or videos from the marathon yesterday to send those in. and here is a look at one of the victims killed yesterday. this is just in from our information. krystle campbell, and 8-year-old martin richard also killed. two of the three victims who died yesterday. in boston, the number of patients have been released. but dozens are still being treated at the city's hospital, some of the best in the world. >> nbc's ron allen has been at the massachusetts general hospital all day today. he has more. ron tell us the latest about the injury count, which has increased today. who is in critical condition and are there any indications at this point that the death toll may rise? >> reporter: well, jim and pat,
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the number of injuries has actually gone down into the 70s from about 176 at last count. so there is encouraging news in that regard. there is still perhaps 17 people in critical condition, eight here at massachusetts general hospital. their wounds are severe and horrific and have to do with the most part with lower portions of their body. remember, these were items put in lower areas, and mainly regarded the lower parts of the body. there are at least four amputees in the city. the doctors are trying to monitor the blood pressure and heart rate but believe most patients are stable as they describe it. but not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination just yet. they will be in intensive care for the next several days. doctors say here, they are optimistic that the death toll, which is at three, will not go up. >> all right, ron allen in
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boston, thank you so much. and nbc's team coverage of the terror attack in boston continues here on news 4 and on nbc nightly news with brian williams at 7:00. and runners from our area, home and describing the chaos they witnessed. one man was directly across the street. mark segraves has more. >> reporter: well, that is right, for john walls and his family, the boston marathon is an annual tradition. his wife has run it 17 times. he has run it three times and this was going to be their daughter's first boston marathon. he was in the grandstands waiting for them to come across the finish line. when the bomb went off he had his video camera rolling. >> oh, no, get out of the stands, get out of the stands. >> when the second one went off, i thought god, you know, we're going to die here. >> reporter: john walls, along
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with his wife and daughter returned to the arms of their family today at reagan international. the former journalist says yesterday was like nothing he has ever seen. >> the police are screaming, directing you, telling you leave, leave, leave. >> reporter: as he and his family tried to escape the blast area, walls videotaped the crowd. >> turn to the right, turn to the right. turn to the right. turn to the right! turn to the right! this way. right, my god. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: before the bombs went off, he says he had been watching the crowds of people in the street. >> and then in a matter of seconds, there is a gigantic explosion, a gigantic ball the width of the building, and flame and smoke, and all the people were gone. >> reporter: wall says as he made his way through the
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carnage, people were dying. >> you could hear the screaming and the police and panic all of those things. you knew there was significant loss of life or certainly injuries. >> reporter: the big fear, it could have been his wife or daughter. >> i had no idea where they were, if they were okay, i assumed they were. i was so worried about them. they thought i died. >> reporter: now walls has sent his video to the fbi as everybody has been asked to do. at 6:00, we'll talk with his wife and daughter as well as other runners from our area about what they went through. and whether or not they will ever return to the boston marathon. at reagan international, mark segraves, news 4. and this was scary, there were reports about a child being trapped in the house when it caught fire. we'll show you photos we got from the prince george's county
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fire department as the flames raged on porsche court in bowie, they were able to knock down the fire, they reported that a 9-year-old boy may have been inside just as they put out the flames. they canvassed the neighborhood. as firefighters searched we caught this with our cameras. a little boy who we know now was the missing child, embraced by the family there in porsche court in bowie, so a happy ending, but the house looks to be a complete loss. that is the latest
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controversy surrounding the first lady's visit to the campus, we'll explain. tonight, a woman who found a hidden camera inside her bedroom is reacting to her landlord's guilty plea today in court. he admitted to hiding cameras inside smoke detectors inside the rooms he rented out. news 4's pat collins is there in chevy chase. >> reporter: jim, this is the statement of charges. it is more than five pages.
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a surprising suspect. an unusual crime scene. dennis allen van dusen, 64 years old. science degree, penn state. master's degree. harvard. master's m. i. t. law degree, udc. and today, he has another title. convicted peeping tom. >> he is a modern day peeping tom. he stole not only these women's privacy but their peace of mind. >> reporter: i talked to a victim today who asked not to be identified. >> you feel betrayed, that you have been watched by someone who you are supposed to trust. >> reporter: it has happened in the tony town of chevy chase, where they still pick up trash in the back of your house. police say van dusen would rent out rooms in his house at favorable rates to attractive young women.
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and then use a camera hidden in the smoke detector to videotape them when they were with their boyfriends. this is what a shot looked like from van dusen's smoke detector camera. one of the roommates read an article in cosmo about a landlord who used a fake smoke detector to spy on his female tenants. so she decided to check the smoke detector in the ceiling over her bed. that is when she found the camera. 911. >> when i opened up and saw the camera, first thing i saw was a little green hard drive. and i had recently taken a computer class so i knew that a, a smoke detector doesn't have a hard drive, and b, what one looks like. >> in court, van dusen pled guilty to three peeping tom misdemeanor. he could get 18 months.
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sentencing is set for july 2nd. i'm obviously disgusted with his behavior. and a bit appaled. >> reporter: now, van dusen is out tonight on a $5,000 bond on the condition he see a psychiatrist. on the condition that he not advertise anymore rooms for rent. live in chevy chase. pat collins, news 4. doctors are expressing some concerns this evening about a deadly form of cancer. coming up, doreen gentzler reports on why they fear most women are not being treated effectively. and i'm tracy wilkins in bowie, where the first lady will deliver the commencement address here. some are upset that the ceremony wouldn't happen at the university. i'll explain coming up.
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and i'm meteorologist doug kammerer. taking a look at the frontal boundary making its way our mov
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and what to expect from the front coming up. b . you're watching news 4 at 5:00. tonight, there are mixed feelings over first lady michelle obama speaking at bowie's graduation. but it is not about the first
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lady. more from the controversy by tracy wilkins. >> reporter: have you written your speech? >> i am working on it. >> reporter: the senior class president, jimmy robinson, will have the honor of delivering a speech to his bowie state graduates just moment before the first lady takes the stage. >> it will be an honor. >> reporter: but for some, the excitement of delivering the commencement address has been cooled since the ceremony will be held at the university of maryland's comcast center instead of bowie state university. >> they will not get the impact of the first lady speaking there at our university. >> reporter: calvin johnson has a son graduating there this year, and has had a daughter graduating there. he says his son should have the same opportunity to walk the stage at his own university. >> my daughter had hers at comcast, i want my son to have
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his at his university where he graduated from. >> reporter: while the graduation has been held there in the past, there have been some complaints about being outside. the doctor and faculty chair says that the faculty wants the university to give the location of the commencement a second thought. >> this would be an opportunity to give recognition. and people would see what a beautiful campus we have, and then they would look and see what wonderful education opportunities there would be. >> reporter: but for robinson it is not about where but what is happening on may 17th. >> the location shouldn't be the main issue. the biggest issue should be the achievement, the fact that we're accomplishing a milestone in our lives, graduating college. >> reporter: according to university spokesperson, the idea to move the graduation to an inside facility came from students last year. they say that they pulled paren students and thought that the comcast center would be a good idea. in bowie, i'm tracy wilkins,
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news 4. and new research on a deadly cancer that strikes women. doctors found women were not getting the best treatment. doreen gentzler has more. >> reporter: hi, pat, more than 22,000 women every year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. and it is a terrible diagnosis, because more than 75% of them will die from the disease. now, doctors say one possible reason for the high death rate is that not enough women are getting the latest, advanced forms of treatment. >> i felt like i was in a bit of a death march. very insure what the world would be like following such a life altering surgery at age 32. >> reporter: jennifer mcgean as in the prime of her life, she was forced to get a full his -- surgery. >> you have to look out for number one and be your own
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advocate. >> reporter: that is why the alexandria woman, now 36, looked for a third and second opinion, making sure she got the best type of treatment for her type of cancer. but according to studies, nearly 3/4 of women with the ovarian cancer are not getting cutting edge care, which is leading to more cancers and more deaths. >> it shows we have a long way to go in this country, even with all of our technology and/or our advances to really provide the best care to women with this disease. >> reporter: the doctor is a gynecologist, and specializes in treating women-specific cancers, including ovarian and cervical. he says one reason why women may not be getting the best care is because they are not being treated by specialists. instead, they're seeing general
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surgeons or oncologists. >> not all doctors see these cancers regularly. so lumping them together with pancreatic cancers, or other cancers is wrong. >> reporter: that is because it is diagnosed in advanced stages, and needs special treatment, called debulking, removing all traces in the stomach. a general surgeon not trained in this treatment, could may not treat them properly. women need to educate themselves after a cancer diagnosis. seek out specialists, and don't be afraid to get more opinions. jennifer may not be alive right now if she had not found a specialty doctor. >> and we would never get heart surgery without having a heart specialist and do our surgery. so why would it be that we would accept something less than having a specialist to do our care for a gynecologic surgery? >> reporter: jennifer mcgean was very young when she developed the cancer.
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most women are decided later in life, after menopause, she is healthier than ever, she says and has a good prognosis. >> that is good to hear, thank you, doreen. let's shift to weather now, we warmed up a bit today. doug. >> we really did, talking about temperatures in the mid-70s's even the upper 70s. it only takes a bit of sunshine, that is what we have out there right now. the evening planner, the shot, the cathedral off in the distance, the leaves are filling in now. 74 degrees, a few clouds out there, also meaning a lot of the pollen sufferers are having a hard time? look at the numbers, 78, by 9:00, going down by 5 degrees. still quite nice. all evening long, even though we see clouds on the increase there could be fog late in the evening. rockville, 79, 78 in gaithersburg, 77 in leesburg,
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and 74 down to camp springs and huntingtown. storm team four radar is clear here, but as i mentioned, big-time storms to the northwest. you can see the severe thunderstorm watch in the purple, all the way to the east and pittsburgh and down to west virginia. the line of storms is moving our way but it will have a hard time getting here. the same frontal boundary will later move down our way so the nice mild air we have here is going to stay. we'll even get a little warmer in some locations tomorrow. the front comes right across the region, mild air to the north. warm air to the south. there is a chance of showers, maybe a thunderstorm tomorrow. but i'm not expecting anything widespread. still, may need to carry the umbrella around just in case. take a look at the numbers. because of the front, temperatures cooler. 69 in frederick, 70 in gaithersburg, 80 towards fredericksburg and 74 down towards laplata, warming up, 76 thursday, 80 on friday, then we start to get a little cooler as
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we head into the weekend. high temperatures only in the low-to-mid 60s. you may need to pull out the jackets, but guys, it could be the last. all right, thank you, doug, up necessary on news 4 at
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5:00. it has been more than four years since the prince george's county teen died after getting hit on her walk to school. >> and now the family has been awarded tens of millions in a wrongful death suit. but the legal battle could be far from over. news 4's chris gordon has more. >> reporter: it happened the morning of september one, 2009, in the 1300 block of brinkly road, temple hills, maryland. ashley davis was hit by a car crossing the street to get to a school bus stop. some of the classmates watched in horror. >> you should be able to get to school. she was on her way, doing the right thing. >> even to this day today, that day will never be out of my mind, i'll never forget it. >> reporter: ashley davis suffered terrible injuries and died two days later. she was a freshman at the high school, struck by a lincoln, that then hit a mini van and a
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17-year-old boy. ashley davis's parents sued the school board system. >> the school board was negligent, adopting a policy to provide for safe transportation. the policy was they were going to pick up ashley on her own side of the street. they never did, she was forced to cross the street and got killed. >> she would be graduating this year and going to prom this year. >> reporter: at the end of the trial earlier this month, the prince george's county jury awarded the daviss family a 90 million award. >> i just want somebody held responsible for what happened to my daughter. >> our daughter she was priceless, no dollar amount can be put for her life. >> reporter: i asked the school system to comment on the case. the spokesperson e-mailed me saying no judgment has been entered in the case. it is still under litigation.
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so even though a jury has returned a verdict of $90 million, some courts cap a verdict or limit it in the neighborhood of $100,000 when there is a lawsuit against a municipality, or in this case, a school system. this case could be far from over. chris gordon, news 4. right now at 6:00, terror in boston, the fbi has already received thousands of tips, but still no suspects. agents want to know if somebody saw anybody carrying a hidden bag in the area. >> i'm doreen gentzler, here is the very latest on the bombing in boston. we now know what was used to cause mass chaos at the marathon in boston. the explosives were put in duffle bags and placed on the ground. the explosives had shards of metal and bal